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Updated: Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison has said it would change its business strategy in light of current financial market conditions.
PV energy provider United Photovoltaics Group continues to be impacted by grid limitations in Gansu Province, China.
The managing director of PV mounting systems specialist Renusol, Stefan Liedtke, left the company at the beginning of this month, with his replacement joining from rival firm Schletter.
Following a week in which SolarCity and then Panasonic both claimed to have achieved record efficiencies, SunPower has hit back, saying its products are “the most efficient solar panels commercially available today”.
The Chinese government has allocated an additional 5.3GW of solar capacity quota for selected provinces in China.
Metallisation paste producer Heraeus Photovoltaics claims that its SOL9621 Series paste has a world-record PERC efficiency of 21.7%.
Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer has received the Taiwan Excellent PV award by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan after its 300W PERC 60-cell module passed advanced reliability tests conducted at Taiwan’s research institute, ITRI.
Swinerton Builders has chosen EPC firm Blymyer Engineers to provide engineering services for the 150MW Springbok 2 solar farm in Kern County, California.
A Japanese government development agency will fund solar microgrids at 11 villages in Myanmar, with rural infrastructure and off-grid solar company Sunlabob set to develop them.
The company behind what will be the first module plant operated by a Chinese firm on US soil since the closure of Suntech’s Arizona factory in 2013 has said it is betting on a “20-year boom” in solar in the US.
Indian government plans to waive transmission charges for electricity coming from renewable energy sources will benefit some PV developers in the “short term”, according to an Indian market consultant.
State-owned coal mining company Coal India Limited (CIL) plans to develop 1GW of solar power projects across India in a bid to reduce its carbon footprint.
US-Based ‘Direct Wafer’ producer, 1366 Technologies, has set out plans for a massive scale-up of operations with the building of a 3GW solar wafer facility in Genesee County, New York.
California governor Jerry Brown has put the final rubber stamp on “landmark” legislation that mandates that 50% of the state’s electricity is from renewable sources, along with a raft of other measures aimed at meeting climate goals.
Major renewable energy firm, SunEdison, has terminated its previously announced acquisition of Latin America Power (LAP), which was to include a 613MW portfolio of solar, wind and hydro projects in Chile.